Apricot & Lavender Tart


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Apricot & Lavender Tart

This tart is a given each year, when the apricots are ripe and the lavender is flowering.

Category: Dessert
Style: French
Keyword: Apricot Tart, Apricots, Gluten Free Option, Lavender
Quantity: 8
Author: sbaskitchen
  • 1 quantity of sweet shortcrust pastry (see below for gluten free sweet shortcrust pastry recipe link)
  • 18 - 24 large apricots
  • 1 tbsp of soft brown sugar
  • 4 sprigs of lavender
  • 20 g butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground almond meal
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tbsp plain flour (see below for gluten free option)
  1. Preheat oven to 175˚ (fan)
  2. Roll out pastry and line a 25cm, loose bottomed, fluted tart tin, trimming and removing the excess. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  3. Wash the apricots, cut in half and remove the stone, and then cut each half into three wedges.
  4. Make the frangipane.
  5. Remove the uncooked tart shell from the refrigerator and spread the frangipane evenly over the base.
  6. Remove the little flowers from each of the sprigs of lavender and sprinkle over the frangipane.
  7. Arrange the apricots, standing them cut side up in concentric circles, beginning from the outer edge.
  8. Spinkle with brown sugar.
  9. Place the tart into the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the pastry is cooked and the tips of the apricots begin to brown a little.
  10. Allow the tart to cool before removing it from the tin.
For the Frangipane
  1. Place the butter and sugar into a bowl and, using a handheld mixer, or a wooden spoon, and cream together.

  2. Add the almond meal and flour, and mix to combine.

  3. Finally add the egg yolk and vanilla and gently mix together.




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